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Hedge fund February capital inflows lowest since 2009

Hedge fund investors head for China-focused and distressed funds

Investors are keen on China and distressed strategies, according to Deutsche Bank’s annual survey of hedge fund investors.

Tough time for equity long/short strategies

Fundamental equity long/short hedge fund strategies face a challenging environment. Three trends — more hedge funds running the strategy, lower aggregate alpha in the industry and fewer stocks — are causing the problems, according to a report by Novus.

Despite rocky 2018 performance, investors continue allocations to hedge funds

Despite a turbulent 2018, which culminated in year-end negative returns, assets under management (AUM) in the hedge fund industry are forecast to increase in 2019 and beyond as investors continue to look to these vehicles for downside protection, according to a report from Preqin.

Private equity big winner in 2018 with most mandates from public pension plans

US and UK public pension plans announced 215 new private equity mandate awards in the last quarter of 2018 for a total of 954 for 2018, according to eVestment data.

Investment opportunities abound across all alternatives

In the current environment investors are looking to increase returns and reduce risk by focusing on assets that generate stable streams of income and benefit from the rising volatility, according to a JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) report on alternatives.

Total hedge fund AUM drops in 2018

Total hedge fund industry capital declined in 2018, according to Hedge Fund Research (HFR) data.

Hedge funds continue to haemorrhage money as performance dips

Hedge funds lost an estimated $6.43bn in November as investors pulled money. Year to date (YTD) hedge fund outflows stand at $14.52bn, according to eVestment